Psychiatrists in 30601

Photo of Benedicta N Okoye, DNP, FNP-C, PMNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Benedicta N Okoye
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Dr. Benedicta Okoye has a wide range of clinical experience; she has worked in the healthcare field for over two decades. She is a doctorate dual prepared Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Benedicta Okoye has a wide range of clinical experience; she has worked in the healthcare field for over two decades. She is a doctorate dual prepared Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
(678) 218-1958 View (678) 218-1958
Photo of Cidia Awyie, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Cidia Awyie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Hi there, I’m Dr. Cidia. I want to applaud you for taking the first step in reaching out for help. It takes a lot of strength and courage to seek care. The various experiences of life can leave a tremendous impact on you. Do you sometimes feel like you just want all the chaos and noise to stop? The feeling of loss, anxiety or that something is missing can make you feel like you’re pieces of a puzzle. You are not feeling your best right now. You may be struggling to find the balance, joy, and fulfillment you once felt out of just living life to the fullest.
Hi there, I’m Dr. Cidia. I want to applaud you for taking the first step in reaching out for help. It takes a lot of strength and courage to seek care. The various experiences of life can leave a tremendous impact on you. Do you sometimes feel like you just want all the chaos and noise to stop? The feeling of loss, anxiety or that something is missing can make you feel like you’re pieces of a puzzle. You are not feeling your best right now. You may be struggling to find the balance, joy, and fulfillment you once felt out of just living life to the fullest.
(706) 707-7452 View (706) 707-7452
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A New You Psychiatric Care LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders and trauma. If you are feeling tearful, irritable or having issues with attention and focus, allow me to help you determine a course of treatment that can help you feel more like yourself. I will use a combination of assessment, evaluation and talk therapy to ascertain any underlying mental health alterations to develop a diagnosis and care plan to promote positive behavioral changes. As a mental health advocate my goal is to ensure that each client receives individualized, and patient centered care.
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders and trauma. If you are feeling tearful, irritable or having issues with attention and focus, allow me to help you determine a course of treatment that can help you feel more like yourself. I will use a combination of assessment, evaluation and talk therapy to ascertain any underlying mental health alterations to develop a diagnosis and care plan to promote positive behavioral changes. As a mental health advocate my goal is to ensure that each client receives individualized, and patient centered care.
(478) 210-3431 View (478) 210-3431
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Adventist Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601
My name is Dr. Pristella. Ohanaja, DNP, PMHNP-BC and FNP-C, licensed to provide services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families.
My name is Dr. Pristella. Ohanaja, DNP, PMHNP-BC and FNP-C, licensed to provide services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families.
(678) 730-0813 View (678) 730-0813
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Jessica Clark
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601
Jessica Clark is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2021. She earned a DNP, PMHNP-BC at Augusta University. Jessica has been honored to deliver the very best evidence-based care with warmth and compassion. She collaborates with clients to achieve their personal goals. Jessica recognizes that each person has a unique experience and provides care with an understanding of their individuality. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex-positive, and practices with a holistic focus. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys reading, gardening, food, and family.
Jessica Clark is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2021. She earned a DNP, PMHNP-BC at Augusta University. Jessica has been honored to deliver the very best evidence-based care with warmth and compassion. She collaborates with clients to achieve their personal goals. Jessica recognizes that each person has a unique experience and provides care with an understanding of their individuality. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex-positive, and practices with a holistic focus. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys reading, gardening, food, and family.
(762) 889-1383 View (762) 889-1383
Photo of Edith Arterberry, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Edith Arterberry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
I am a dual-certified nurse practitioner. I am board certified in both Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). I provide full range of psychiatric-mental health care across the life span. My expertise lies in treating wide a range of mental health conditions with a particular focus on depression, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and insomnia.
I am a dual-certified nurse practitioner. I am board certified in both Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). I provide full range of psychiatric-mental health care across the life span. My expertise lies in treating wide a range of mental health conditions with a particular focus on depression, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and insomnia.
(470) 347-1164 View (470) 347-1164
Photo of Stacey Fears, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Stacey Fears
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601
Hello, I'm Stacey Fears, and I want to personally welcome you to Sequence To Health, where my passion for mental healthcare and my commitment to your well-being intersect. With over 18 years of experience in healthcare, my journey began in family medicine, but it was eight years ago that I discovered my true calling in mental health care.
Hello, I'm Stacey Fears, and I want to personally welcome you to Sequence To Health, where my passion for mental healthcare and my commitment to your well-being intersect. With over 18 years of experience in healthcare, my journey began in family medicine, but it was eight years ago that I discovered my true calling in mental health care.
(678) 835-3767 View (678) 835-3767
Beverly Criss
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in assisting clients to navigate through their challenges of wide range of mental disorders. I have worked with young children with Autism, ADHD and young and older adults with mood disorders and personalities disorders. I am a good listener that supports autonomy and self-driven outcomes that provides stability with lifelong problem-solving strategies.
Hi, I am Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in assisting clients to navigate through their challenges of wide range of mental disorders. I have worked with young children with Autism, ADHD and young and older adults with mood disorders and personalities disorders. I am a good listener that supports autonomy and self-driven outcomes that provides stability with lifelong problem-solving strategies.
(470) 250-8238 View (470) 250-8238
Photo of Nicole Williams, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nicole Williams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
I am a dually certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of nursing experience in psychiatry.
I am a dually certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of nursing experience in psychiatry.
(470) 518-4840 View (470) 518-4840
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Ranjan Avasthi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601
We are here at Peace of Mind Psychiatric Services to work with you and your family to help you reach your mental health goals and become your best self.
We are here at Peace of Mind Psychiatric Services to work with you and your family to help you reach your mental health goals and become your best self.
(770) 230-5377 View (770) 230-5377
Photo of Damion Brooks, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Damion Brooks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Hello, and I am honored to provide the best care possible to you. I bring to you decades of medical and nursing care and knowledge. I started my healthcare career in high school and haven't looked back. I believe my passion for helping people started at a very young age; however, it was my duty to cultivate my calling. I have been a nurse since 1998. I started as a nursing assistant and steadily progressed my titles to that of an LPN, RN, and ultimately, a nurse practitioner since 2015.
Hello, and I am honored to provide the best care possible to you. I bring to you decades of medical and nursing care and knowledge. I started my healthcare career in high school and haven't looked back. I believe my passion for helping people started at a very young age; however, it was my duty to cultivate my calling. I have been a nurse since 1998. I started as a nursing assistant and steadily progressed my titles to that of an LPN, RN, and ultimately, a nurse practitioner since 2015.
(470) 683-6802 View (470) 683-6802
Photo of Ireta Favors, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ireta Favors
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Ireta Favors and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I possess 10 years plus of diverse experience in the field of mental health. I chose and continue to choose the field of mental health because I have a genuine passion for listening, educating and assisting others in becoming the best version of themselves. I look forward to helping you become the best version of you!
Welcome! My name is Ireta Favors and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I possess 10 years plus of diverse experience in the field of mental health. I chose and continue to choose the field of mental health because I have a genuine passion for listening, educating and assisting others in becoming the best version of themselves. I look forward to helping you become the best version of you!
(470) 683-6925 View (470) 683-6925
Photo of Shiy Ajao, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Shiy Ajao
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I prioritize a holistic and patient centered approach, recognizing the significance of mental health is just as crucial as physical well-being (Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar, across all life stages). I am dedicated to provide comprehensive care, that focuses on the individual's unique needs. In my practice, I emphasize the importance of an initial psychiatric evaluation to gain a deep understanding of a patient's mental health status. I am committed to taking the time necessary to listen attentively to my patients, fostering a secure environment for open communication and trust-building.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I prioritize a holistic and patient centered approach, recognizing the significance of mental health is just as crucial as physical well-being (Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar, across all life stages). I am dedicated to provide comprehensive care, that focuses on the individual's unique needs. In my practice, I emphasize the importance of an initial psychiatric evaluation to gain a deep understanding of a patient's mental health status. I am committed to taking the time necessary to listen attentively to my patients, fostering a secure environment for open communication and trust-building.
(762) 815-5853 View (762) 815-5853
Photo of Dr. Chenhang Zou, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Photo of Jayne Nyaboke Andrade - Georgia Healthy Minds, DNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Georgia Healthy Minds
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30601
Hello, I am Jayne Andrade, a doctoral-prepared, double board-certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry and family practice, who advocates for patients and empowers them to become active in their care.
Hello, I am Jayne Andrade, a doctoral-prepared, double board-certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry and family practice, who advocates for patients and empowers them to become active in their care.
(770) 762-1617 View (770) 762-1617
Photo of Quinshunda Carter, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Quinshunda Carter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Greetings, I’m a compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides care based on the best evidence-based practices. My focus is patient-centered care from a holistic approach.
Greetings, I’m a compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides care based on the best evidence-based practices. My focus is patient-centered care from a holistic approach.
(404) 738-7798 View (404) 738-7798
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Michayala Bush
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
My name is Michayala Bush and I’m a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have specialized in Mental Health since 2013 treating patients in state mental facilities, correctional facilities, crisis centers, and community mental health. I specialize in depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and behavioral issues.
My name is Michayala Bush and I’m a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have specialized in Mental Health since 2013 treating patients in state mental facilities, correctional facilities, crisis centers, and community mental health. I specialize in depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and behavioral issues.
(229) 216-9340 View (229) 216-9340
Photo of Sylvie Shiwiri, RN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sylvie Shiwiri
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30601
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I have over 20 years working as a health care professional specializing in mental health and developmental disabilities. I enjoy working with clientele from various cultures, socioeconomic statuses, and mental health backgrounds. I am here to work with you to help you live a well deserve life through communication, education, empathy, and understanding. I am always ready to help you!
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I have over 20 years working as a health care professional specializing in mental health and developmental disabilities. I enjoy working with clientele from various cultures, socioeconomic statuses, and mental health backgrounds. I am here to work with you to help you live a well deserve life through communication, education, empathy, and understanding. I am always ready to help you!
(470) 660-3107 View (470) 660-3107
Photo of Monica Odelus, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Monica Odelus
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Greetings! Here's a brief introduction to my professional background: I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a wealth of experience. My practice includes providing care to individuals aged 12 and above, encompassing both adolescents and adults. My expertise lies in offering specialized treatment and medication management for a variety of mental health conditions, such as depression, various anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, along with other mood-related disorders. Since obtaining my license in 2021, post my graduation from Walden University where I earned a Master's Degree in N
Greetings! Here's a brief introduction to my professional background: I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a wealth of experience. My practice includes providing care to individuals aged 12 and above, encompassing both adolescents and adults. My expertise lies in offering specialized treatment and medication management for a variety of mental health conditions, such as depression, various anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, along with other mood-related disorders. Since obtaining my license in 2021, post my graduation from Walden University where I earned a Master's Degree in N
(470) 288-1567 View (470) 288-1567
Photo of David Balogun, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
David Balogun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Hello, everyone; my name is David Balogun. I’m a Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) specializing in caring for mental health patients across the lifespan: Children, adults, and the elderly. I’m licensed in Georgia and Iowa and accept clients from both states. I treat all cases of mental health disorders, but I don’t prescribe narcotics or controlled substances.
Hello, everyone; my name is David Balogun. I’m a Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) specializing in caring for mental health patients across the lifespan: Children, adults, and the elderly. I’m licensed in Georgia and Iowa and accept clients from both states. I treat all cases of mental health disorders, but I don’t prescribe narcotics or controlled substances.
(770) 407-6290 View (770) 407-6290
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 30601

20+

Average cost per session

$185

Psychiatrists in 30601 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
81% Bipolar Disorder
73% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
69% ADHD
65% Trauma and PTSD
54% Anger Management

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
96% Cigna and Evernorth
96% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 30601 see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 30601?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.